in reply to A Recollection

That's not so hard. How many languages were there in the start of programming.
COBOL whas one of the easiest languages, best suited for the machines of those days. The language had some advantages in that time.
But now the time has come an let it rest the language is dead.

No OOP with COBOL. No real features you can use... It was nice but COBOL isn't that hard. The challenge in that time was to fit the program in the limited hardware.

My opinions may have changed,
but not the fact that I am right